What He Said and What it Really Means – Vol. 2: “Negotiations”
Update: After the Russian unprovoked invasion, Ukrainian forces have put up determined resistance surprising the Russian forces. Putin now offers “Negotiation” in Belarus…
As usual, it’s Kremlin deception and smokescreen. Extortion and blackmail with maximalist demands: recognition of Crimea as Russian, “de-nazification” and “demilitarisation” of Ukraine.
The Russian envoy in Gomel, low-ranking adviser Medinsky is regretting that Ukrainian people are dying… while Russian missile strikes hit civilian areas in Kharkiv and attacks are ongoing around Kiev and elsewhere.
The main messages in Putin’s speech broadcast on 24 February, with which he began an open invasion into Ukraine.
Putin’s address, like many before was seeped in disinformation narratives, all in the effort to mobilise support for armed aggression against a democratic and peaceful country.
This is a brief look at what he said and what it really means (updated)
|Putin’s manipulative and deceptive new-speak:||What he really means:|
|“Self-defence of Russia”||Attack and invasion of a sovereign state which does not pose any threat|
|“Limited military operation”||All-out attack. Missile strikes, air and land invasion
Civilian targets, cities and infrastructure included
|“No occupation”||Intend to occupy as much as possible, as long as necessary. Place Ukraine under Moscow’s control. Indefinite in time|
|“De-nazification of Ukraine”||Stalinist-type repression of elected, legitimate officials of a sovereign country|
|“Holding election for a new government”||Gun-point fake-democracy to place Kremlin-loyal puppets in power|
|“Negotiations”||Maximalist demands while bombings of civilians continue. Trying to buy time to regroup, refuel and reload the war machine which experienced resistance in advancing|